According to Marc Stein, in fact, the team has extended a trade offer to the Spurs in an attempt to acquire Jakob Poeltl. While the specifics are unknown, Stein reports the Bulls’ offer was “centered around a future first-round pick,” but was “rebuffed” by San Antonio. Poeltl, Stein reports, is “among the most coveted centers in the league.”
San Antonio seeking more for their 26-year-old big man — Stein has reported in the past they envision a package built around a first-round and quality young player — shouldn’t surprise. Poeltl is young, in the second year of a three-year $26.3 million contract and already one of the best rim protectors in the league.